Alumni contributions are an important part of our growing giving community. Click below to start giving today and scroll down to learn about the different ways to give.
Thank you for your support! Giving to Goddard College helps our students, faculty, staff, facilities, and the Goddard mission in today’s world.
For more information contact Dustin Byerly, associate director of advancement and alumni relations, at 802.322.1601.
Support the Annual Fund
Goddard’s Annual Fund provides for the day-to-day operation of every facet of the College, from library resources to heat, staff and faculty salaries to electricity. Unrestricted gifts of any size contribute to the quality of a Goddard education and support students and financial aid, excellent faculty, the campus in Vermont and other sites, and the technology that makes it all possible.
- Single Gifts: You can send a check (made out to Goddard College) or donate online at any time.
- Monthly Giving: You can make a monthly donation by credit card, which is automatically deducted.
Give to Scholarships
Spirit of Goddard Scholarships
The Spirit of Goddard General Scholarship is a permanently endowed fund that provides annual scholarships to eligible students. Graduating students, friends, and families are invited to contribute to the Spirit of Goddard Scholarship. From time to time, the College will launch campaigns to grow the Spirit of Goddard endowed scholarship program.
There are several ways to contribute to the Spirit of Goddard Scholarship:
- Founding Donors: Permanently named donors who give $10,000 or more.
- Memorial Gifts: Given by one or many donors in memory of a specific person.
- Individual gifts in any amount.
With a gift of $100,000 or more, a donor can establish an endowed scholarship named for a specific person, entity or purpose, in consultation with the Advancement Office.
Transfer of Appreciated Securities
Giving appreciated securities to Goddard College may be preferable to giving cash. Federal tax law offers special incentives for non-cash gifts, particularly if that property has appreciated. When you give a gift of stock, you avoid capital gains tax. Gains are taxable if you were to sell the stock yourself, but not if you gift it to Goddard College.
Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full fair market value of the stock on the date of stock transfer. You receive credit from Goddard College for the full fair market value, but the cost to you is only your original purchase price.
Stock may be transferred to: People’s Securities, Inc., DTC# 0220, FBO Goddard College, Account # 42111951.
Making a bequest to Goddard provides an important legacy, insuring that a Goddard education exists for generations to come.
If you want to include Goddard in your will, here is some suggested language you can use: “I give (the sum of __ dollars) OR (all, or ___ percent of the residuary of my estate) to Goddard College of Plainfield, Vermont, for its general purposes.”
You can also state a specific purpose for the gift. We recommend that you consult with an attorney. Let us know how we can help, and also let us know if you have planned a gift for Goddard.
Stock Transfer or Other Assets
When you give a gift of stock, everyone benefits. You are entitled to a tax deduction for the market value of that stock, and if you have held the stock for more than a year, you can avoid capital gains tax (on appreciation) by donating the stock prior to sale. Goddard benefits by the gift itself, by selling it without paying taxes on the gain.
Please contact us for further information on how to make a transfer of appreciated gifts.
Naming Goddard College the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of a paid-up or variable life insurance policy can give you an immediate charitable deduction (for income tax purposes) equal to the fair market value of the policy.
You can name Goddard College as beneficiary for any IRA or Keogh pension plan funds not sued in your lifetime. This saves your estate significant income or estate taxes once the assets pass to the College.
For more information contact Associate Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs Dustin Byerly at 802.322.1601